By Michael J. Doyle 11:05 am September 29, 2011
The marriage between open source technology and electronic health records is at first blush, greeted by many with skepticism regarding robustness and efficacy. In truth, persistent myths obscure an intriguing reality: Open source EHR systems are not only possible but already in place.
By Diana Manos 10:56 am September 29, 2011
The Affordable Care Act is expected to provide health insurance coverage to some 32 million uninsured people over the next 10 years, many of them to be covered by Medicaid. Some experts are saying states should not procrastinate in preparing to handle the strain of enrolling them.
By Diana Manos 10:20 am September 29, 2011
States have not had to do much overhauling of their healthcare IT capacity in the past few years. But soon, requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will change all that.
By Diana Manos 10:13 am September 29, 2011
Members of Congress have been absorbed this year in federal budget issues and the economy, but not all of them have forgotten the cause of healthcare IT advancement.
By Healthcare IT News 10:08 am September 29, 2011
Star-crossed health IT projects, ICD-10 and meaningful use are inextricably linked. But is one in the way of the other?
By Eric Wicklund 09:59 am September 29, 2011
It’s not about the technology. One would think, given the struggles of telemedicine programs to gain a foothold in the healthcare landscape, that advocates would point first to the tools and gadgets that help connect doctors and their patients in different locations.
By Mary Mosquera 09:57 am September 29, 2011
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, urged the Health IT Standards Committee to push forward with standards that are "good enough" to get started on health information exchange rather than waiting until they gain maturity and wide adoption.
By Molly Merrill 09:44 am September 29, 2011
Future doctors in Canada expect to produce efficiencies in healthcare delivery by expanding the use of electronic medical records in their practice, according to a new survey.
By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am September 29, 2011
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is collaborating with health technology company Allscripts to roll out electronic health records to more than 750 North Carolina physicians, including more than 150 physicians in 39 free clinics, allowing them to connect to the statewide health information exchange.
By Molly Merrill 09:13 am September 29, 2011
TRICARE, which provides civilian health benefits for military personnel, military retirees and their dependents, announced on Wednesday that Science Applications International has reported a data breach involving personally identifiable and protected health information (PII/PHI) impacting an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital...

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